father left me lifetime rights to a property in his will, but he was married & step mother just passed Jan 27 this year , I was not notified of her death , & have not been contacted or told anything , online property GIS says it willed , step brother was left in charge of over seeing things
Dad passed no wife my brother and I jointly inherited his 5 acres he had no will when I was 19 and he was 16. I got married at 20 he got married as well he passed in car accident do I become sole owner?
The answer depends on the title on the land, but I doubt that you are using the term “jointly” correctly. If you were in title as joint tenants with right of survivorship (JTWROS), often called “joint tenants,” then you came into title alone (at least in Virginia) upon his demise. But, if...Read more »
Maybe. I need more information. Is the person staying a spouse? Is it a dependent child? Even if there is no duty of support, criminal law only becomes involved if there is a crime, such as breaking and entering or trespass, so calling the tenancy illegal stretches the common meaning of illegality....Read more »
My tenants are diplomats. They were scheduled to move in April 1st and stay for a few years. They signed lease, paid 1st months rent and deposit. They informed me that they are being recalled to their country and can only stay one month. I may not be able to enforce the lease due to immunity... Read more »
You may also be able to enforce the lease, though you cannot do it the normal way. I cannot help you if the tenant works for the European Union Delegation to the United States, since I represent them in real estate, but it can be done correctly. You may also account to the diplomat in the normal...Read more »
If all interested parties agree that you should be paid, you should be able to work it out as either a claim or a partial renunciation. This is a matter to be discussed with the personal representative or the lawyer.
This man was just evicted from my home but he left all of his belongings with his girlfriend who still lives as my house. She states I can't get rid of it though because it now belongs to her. These belongings now take up 3 of my rooms and I can't take it anymore. Please help!
To whom? Why? How will it be used? If you are the foreclosed party, you lost your rights to the property at the foreclosure. If you are the bidder, foreclosure sales are usually "as is" with all risks to the bidder. With all the extra foreclosures soon to be on the market, banks may find...Read more »
First, if the mortgage was paid during the marriage, and you were both living there, it's not at all clear that either of you paid more of the mortgage. The mortgage was paid by the marriage. Who gets the house and what the contributions were is a matter in equity for equitable distribution....Read more »
My grandmother had a mobile home on property that my great grandmother purchased. My great grandmother passed without a will but my grandmother has since paid the taxes on the property up to date. My grandmother had 7 siblings and only 4 are left which are all on board with a quit to claim deed in... Read more »
It doesn't matter who paid the taxes. Everyone in the line of succession has rights to the land, and, after a couple generations, it is an expensive mess to resolve. Those are really fun cases for a real estate lawyer, and my favorite was one I traced all the way back to before the Civil War...Read more »
Every state in which I practice gives executors, administrators, and personal representatives powers to accomplish their objectives. If you don't know what those powers are or how to use them, you need to retain counsel. The estate can pay for that legal advice, so it isn't coming out of...Read more »
In Virginia, it may definitely matter if the personal representative is an executor or an administrator, because the executor is appointed by a will, while the administrator (unless a administrator c.t.a.) administers an intestate estate. State law presumes that a post-deceased heir in intestate...Read more »
The terms of service for Justia prohibit lawyers from soliciting business here. The web site is for general information and access to justice. I've often written, however, on how to find a lawyer. I’ve written this same answer several times on Quora, and I don’t have enough time to rewrite...Read more »
Preparation for the Bar exam does not involve knowing a little bit of everything. It involves knowing a lot of some things, and it is exceptionally wise to find out which things from a very expensive preparation course that requires intense concentration and memorization of huge amount of state law...Read more »
I know of no way to generalize to give you decent advice without reviewing the survey, running a title search for easements, and understanding exactly what the developer wants and needs. Generally, however, you do not need to agree with anything on your land unless your neighbor has an easement to...Read more »
I currently have a situation where a single person owned several lots and the single owner of the lots developed an easement over all lots that he owned for access in lieu of the approved unconstructed access road.
To my understanding, easements give you the right to do something on... Read more »
You need a decent title search and survey to evaluate these facts, but if you are asking whether a property owner can create recorded easements on his property before selling it, that is exactly what every developer does. You can't create an easement on someone else's property.
Can I File Criminal And Civil Charges Against The Owner Of The Land/Building I Adverse Possess. I Changed All The Locks And Put A New Chain And Lock On The Gate. But The Owner Keeps Breaking In And Changing The Locks. That Is A Hate Crime Based On (Law!) ? And .... ....
You have got to be kidding, right? First, a hate crime involves "race, color, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or national origin," and you mentioned none of the above. Second, if you are breaking and entering on the property of another, it is you who is: "damag[ing] the real...Read more »
This sometimes gets complicated if the titling was either confusing or a bit ancient, but, basically, if the home was purchased during the marriage, unless expressly titled otherwise, it is entireties property, and, in Virginia, it passes upon death outside of probate. The titling "John Q....Read more »
So the check with the bank name that is now closed under my father and my name. it does state "F/B/O fathers name IRA and acct#****. but the bank won't even accept the check and create an estate account. This is the second check that was issued from them and they cant get it right.
I don't know whether there is enough money involved to make it worthwhile, but I think a simple one-hour consult would straighten things out. It sounds to me like the brokerage hasn't explained that the funds are not part of the probate estate, so they don't belong in an estate...Read more »
Only had his name on it. His name solely on the mortgage, but home owners insurance both names. He had credit card debt for less than 5 grand. My mom still lives in the home and we are trying to secure it for her. If we pay the credit card debt will this help or hinder the process. We just want the... Read more »
If the souse was purchased during the marriage, you can file a corrective deed by presenting the marriage certificate and the death certificate of the title holder and preparing the deed. That's sometimes helpful in keeping the title clean. If she was not married at the time of purchase, the...Read more »
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